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The WAB supported postgraduate degree program in bioethics at the University of Ibadan is a comprehensive multidisciplinary modular training program in international research bioethics designed for mid-career professionals who are members of health research ethics committees or institutional review boards/committees in their institution, lecturers or individuals that their institutions nominate to develop institutional education programs in bioethics, health research committee administrators and others who are interested in research ethics. The training is provided by faculty from University of Ibadan, Dominican Institute and international leaders in bioethics from around the world.

The goal of this program is to create a cadre of individuals capable of serving at the highest levels in institutional health research ethics committees, administer health research ethics committees, train others in the principles of modern research ethics, conduct research in research ethics and provide ethics consultation.

The program consists of core programs in informed consent, research ethics and ethics committees’ functions and administration, culture, religion and ethics, research designs, research methods, teaching and writing methods in bioethics and ethics and research integrity.

Non-core programs include ethics in international collaborative research, ethical issues in reproductive and population health, negotiation and conflict resolution, health law and bioethics, human rights, law and bioethics, clinical bioethics, environmental ethics, ethics of research in children, ethics of community based research, bioethics and biotechnology, public health ethics, ethics of research in vulnerable populations and mass emergencies, ethics and social and behavioral research, neuroethics, good clinical and laboratory practices.

A limited number of scholarships are available to students of West African origin who meet the criteria for admission into the degree program at the University of Ibadan.

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